Recently one of my colleagues was speaking with SolidWorks on the topic of Auto Logoff in EPDM and we learned a few things that we didn’t know before about how the process worked that I think are worth passing on. The standard explanation is that after 30 minutes of “inactivity”, that user can be … [Read more...] about Tips for Auto Logoff in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM
Customers ask me if there is a tolerance analysis tool for SolidWorks. The answer is… “There is, and you may already own it.” Anyone who has SolidWorks premium has an add-in call TolAnalyst that is included with this package. This tool leverages information put in by the free DimXpert tool … [Read more...] about Did you know you have a Tolerance Analysis Tool in SolidWorks?
First and foremost, I have to thank Chris Cook of Hawk Ridge Portland for introducing me to this incredibly valuable tip. If you are seeing poor performance (very slow or crashing) when using the “Get Latest” operation in PDM it might be easy to blame the network connection however there is a … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS EPDM: Improve Performance
When clients are considering the move to SolidWorks Enterprise PDM one of the questions I am always asked is “What do we do with our legacy data?” Unfortunately there is not one universal, all encompassing answer to that question as it’s highly variable depending on each client’s situation. There … [Read more...] about Preparing to migrate your data in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM – Part 1
When dealing in the world of auto numbering (and more specifically auto part numbering) we have to understand that there are three types of auto numbering we can use, intelligent numbering, semi-intelligent numbering, and dumb numbering (or random numbering). Just so that we are all on the same … [Read more...] about Auto numbering and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM